The 20-year-old Surrey batsman Will Jacks smacked six sixes in an over on his way to a 25-ball century against Lancashire in Dubai on Thursday.
Jacks scored 105 runs off 30 deliveries, with the help of 11 sixes and eight fours. The six sixes came in one over off Stephen Parry, which also included a no-ball, making the tally 37 from the over.
However, the ton won’t be entered in the record books as the fastest because the pre-season T10 match between Surrey and Lancashire wasn’t an officially-recognised encounter.
The record for the quickest century is 30 balls, set by the Windies giant Chris Gayle during the IPL 2013.
“From the first ball I just tried to play my shots, after the first few overs my intention was to try and hit every ball for six, and I think after four sixes I thought, ‘I could hit six sixes here’. I had never done it before and it was nice to do that and something I will cherish,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Jacks as saying.
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) March 21, 2019
6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣ in an over ✅
25-ball hundred ✅
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 21, 2019